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first of all. tensions rising in the ukraine. kiev is telling moscow to back off. ryan chilcote is following the latest developments from inside ukraine's parliament. talk to me about the latest developments. tensions riseing with moscow. >> oddly enough, the most recent and troubling development has to do not with this parliament but the local parliament in crew yain's crimia. a group of about 60 armed men seized the building at about 5:00 a.m. local time. acting president just took that job on friday when the ousted president fled. what these men want that seized this building, they were in camouflage armed with weapons. it is not clear. they took down the ukrainian flag and put up a russian flag instead. are the russians involved? they are not saying that they are. meanwhile we have a mill exercise underway on the western border. russia's western border, which of course is shared with ukraine and the defense minister just a few minutes ago said there are russian fighter jets involved in that. is that a show of muscle or a preplanned exercise? all of this has the united states
government. we'll be live in kiev. >> security in ukraine is a major challenge. armed men are reported to have taken over buildings in the crimea region. this is al jazeera, live from doha >> also ahead - 175 rebels killed in an army ambush n one of the bloodiest incidents in syria's 3-year long conflict. >> qantas plans to cut 5,000 jobs after reporting heavy financial losses. >> the sun comes out in northern china after wind blows away a dangerous blanket of smog. >> hello. good to have with you us. we are getting reports that armed men are seizing buildings in the crimea region. the area has been the scene of violent confrontations. one person died on wednesday after demonstrations turned violent. we go to robin walker. what have you seen? >> i have seen the parliament building, the area around the police with a cordon around it. the public have not been allowed to walk around there. it's gone through to see what is going on. i can see barricades up at the entrance to the building, and i also confirm that the russian flag has been hoisted on top. >> thank you. >> in the capital parl
and reiterating what cameron said about the territorial integrity and germany respecting the territory of ukraine. that's what happened a few minutes ago in london. >> let's update you on the situation in the ukraine. the center of appear appears to have shifted from the capitol kiev, the other side of the story emerging in crimea. gunman have taken over a government building and prompted a russian flag. that prompted warnings to moscow not to take action. the new performy war is being played out. >> tents are being made here to turn crimea like kiev in reverse. heavily armed men are protecting it from what they see as profoundly undemocratic forces. their supporters not so many, but they are here to tell you that they would like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them. >> american army was supported in different countries, today we support russian army, because everyone of us has relatives in russia. >> the police lines start by just a handful of uncertain looking men didn't look very impressive. the small group proves just how unimpressive it was. the point being that the
ukrainians hope these documents will make a solid case am al jazeera, kiev. >> meanwhile, the the unrest in ukraine remain as very big concern. john kerry says he spokes to the russian's foreign minister. the white house briefing just a short while ago. shortly after signing the agreement, in early fashion, packing up his stuff, and disappearing. it is hard to claim you are leading a country when you advocate responsibilities and disappeared. they have been watching the development in washington, how is the cry issue going to strain the already strained relationship that the u.s. has with russia. >> that's a great question, and all along over the course of the last several days as this crisis has unfolded you have heard everyone from the president to a spokesman here at the white house from secretary kerri to his spokesperson de-emphasize this perception thatting this a cold war redo. there is undeniably this aspect to it. a number of alarms were raised bringing about very forceful statements. near ukraine on the border, secretary kerry openlien waying russia not to violate the territori
, ukraine is facing an even more challenging future. tim friend reports from kiev. >> they were supposed to be confirming a new government. but events initial thely overwhelmed the parliament. increasingly nervous about what their overthrow may have unleashed. it brought this warning from the acting president. >> everybody that tries to take over government building northeast, west, center, south, and north, is going to be treated as having the committed a crime, against the government of the the ukraine. it was the a historic day, promising that the victims had not died in vain. the newly elected prime minister, said that the country was on the bring of collapse. a staggering $37 billion missing from state coffers under yanukovych. >> russia, the u.s., and the u.k. should take the on responsibility, under the budapest memorandum, to guarantee this will not grow into a military conflict that no country, will intervene in the internal affairs of ukraine. they are the inexperienced in parliamentary politics. senior colleagues don't underestimate the task ahead. >> we count on the the opera
, georgia. and last week's bloody protests in ukraine's capital kiev were a setback for russia prompting the national parliament to oust ukraine's pro russian president, viktor yanukovych. today near the big russian naval base that's in southern ukraine, pro russian army mob seized a government building and an anti-russian mob protested the. ukraine is dangerously divided and in financial crisis. defense secretary hagel warned moscow. >> i urged them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted. >> reporter: putin's shove force by his navy, his air force and his ground forces despite putin's promise not interfere in ukraine is the biggest russian military move since the cold war. kerry resurrected a cold war quote from ronald reagan saying the u.s. government now will trust but verify putin's promises. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> a plan to expand benefits for military veterans and their families died in the u.s. senate today when it failed a procedural vote. republicans say the $21 billion price tag is too high. they also wanted to attach an amendment imposing new sanctions on
. >> ukraine's parliament perhaps to approve a new government. we'll be live in kiev. >> security in ukraine is a major challenge. armed men are reported to have taken over buildings in the crimea region. this is al jazeera, live from doha >> also ahead - 175 rebels killed in an army ambush n one of the bloodiest incidents in syria's 3-year long conflict. >> qantas plans to
guarantee for the ukraine. kerry also warned against intervention by russia. kiev inlcote is in independence square last night. he filed this report. >> welcome to kiev's independence square, a place that nearly a week after the ousting of former president yanukovych remains the center of power in this country. that is something that is very much on display today in independence square. on the stage, the politicians have come to present their candidates for the country's new government. to receive the people's blessing. distrust of politicians in this country runs very deep even when it comes to those politicians that were in the opposition to yanukovych that stood with the protesters here just a week ago. when you look around independence square, you quickly realize that the real power in kiev today is here with the people on the square. a constituency of maybe tens of thousands in a country of 45 million. who is calling the shots? right here, as far as i can tell, it looks like it is going to stay that way for some time. ryan chilcote, bloomberg. from have live pictures the ukrainian parli
-- in kiev. warrant was issued for the mass murders of protesters there. ukraine's acting president has warned that russia's black sea fleet should not leave port in crimea or it will be seen by ukraine as an act of aggression. that followed vladimir putin's demand on wednesday for combat readiness drill of the russian military. the u.s. has warned russia against making a grave mistake with any military action. nato has also warned against any military action. on.let's move the european parliament is expected to give the green light for the lifting of the visa requirements for the people of mold over. moldova.d o-- of moldova has an association agreement with vicki you -- with the e.u. amnesty international says in some cases the kate -- killing of palestinian forces by israelis could constitute a war crime. troops have killed dozens of palestinians in the last three years. only one israel he soldier has been convicted of causing rock -- wrongful death. >> excessive and reckless -- -- that is amnesty amnesty international's verdict on the level of force used in the west bank over the pa
in southern ukraine truth is this approach is that recounts looking to protect the release of ultra not chasing kiev. their idea no extra shine over. these other was a big needle and some boss a debt to china. i found it to four months achilles are accused of being modest in its app that lets you be buying that jaunty tune in their findings in this lab rats france. three the cup itself with the extreme photos of a crime and that is breaking out into him. the he's a comment like most cases it seems an auction with me next. and welcome to the problem ukraine's ounce of praise and thanks again to call the church sent this to the statement which said chance he's an only to give up into fine to hold onto our paths crossed line to the season extended test the keys in kyiv right now and i say so what did the awesome presence have to say. well the story of the city among others has turned into a genuine hollywood thriller. he fled to the ukraine's capital of five days ago. leaving all the governmental buildings macd the power itself in the capital to what was then that the political opposit
, the area that borders with ukraine. officially these are military exercises but no one is missing the larger point. and just a few days since the fall of kiev, more and more people are saying it is starting to feel like old times, the times that brought us partitions and walls and east versus west and standoffs between super powers. with the now former president of ukraine missing and his government having fallen, tonight the u.s. has sent a warning to russia about how to proceed here after a provocative move. we get our report from richard engel who remains in kiev. >> reporter: good evening, brian, russian media described this as the biggest war game since the soviet era, it is being personally overseen by vladimir putin. the question tonight is this just saber-rattling or cover for military action? there were clashes today in crimea, between those who support last week's revolution and want closer ties to europe, and others who want crimea bound to mother russia. it is the southeastern-most part of ukraine, reaching out to the black sea just off the russian coast. crimea was pa
in kiev has nothing to do with them. it happened quickly. they have been outlawed. then over ruled and they feel they really don't have a part in the rest of ukraine. >> some people weren't happy to see our camera. because we are foreign, they think we won't tell the truth. the flags are russian, not ukrainian and saylor netaparink blames the west for what's happening in kiev? >> i am not happy. first of all, it was ignite from outside. europe and america support. >> it has been a naval base since the late 18th century. home to russia's black sea fleet. >> another old sailor says aleak answers here are clear. >> 90% of the people here are russian. the russian fleet is here. we have russian traditions. it's all russian here. >> that's why they think what's happening in kiev is such a problem. >> the people here seem very angry about the fact that ukrainian has been named the official language. it makes them feel left out since virtually everyone here speaks russian. >> they say they will stand their ground to be able to keep their ways. crimea was always a part of russia. in soviet
. >> ukraine's parliament is meeting in kiev as it attempts to form a caretaker government. lawmakers are hoping to select a cabinet and name a prime minister. members of an armed pro-russian militia took over two government buildings in the ukrainian region of crimea. >> jennifer glasse reports for us. russian newsagencies report that russia has agreed to ensure the safety of former president viktor yanukovych. will that be a popular move where you are, in crimea. >> it will here in crimea. this is a pro-russian area. we have talked to a lot of folks here, who say "we are russian and speak russian", and they say they belong to russia. at the building behind me there's a standoff. armed groups went into the building and took it over. this area - crimea only became part of ukraine in 1954. the fleet became part of ukraine in 1978. before that it was russian. they feel they are part of russia. it will be a challenge for kiev. and how to arrest it. there has been tendencies. >> what is happening inside the seized government buildings in southern ukraine. >> we know there are armed men in
the tatas are citing with the new authorities of ukraine, those who have taken over kiev. as a vast month skwroajority -- consider themselves pro-russian. she saw no other option but -- >> oleg boldyrev in the capital of crimea. this is becoming very serious down there. well, he was apparently spotted fleeing kiev just under a week ago under the cover of darkness. that was president viktor yanukovych shortly after he had been negotiating with the french, german and polish foreign ministers to get some new kind of deal which those in independence square in kiev didn't like and led to the extraordinary collapse of the hole system in ukraine over friday, saturday and sunday. let's go to our bbc's bridgett kendall in moscow. it appears he believes he is still president yanukovych has appeared or is now in russia. what is he saying to russian news agencies? >> reporter: just over the last hour or so, a statement from viktor yanukovych released to the three russian news agencies and read out on the tv channel in which he says he still consider himself ukraine's legal head of state. he believes
that will not go down well here in the ukraine. think of this as greece 2.0. meanwhile, plenty going on outside kiev in crimea, in the south of the country. gunmen have seized a legislature, lowering the key of flag and raising the russian flag. outside of the country, the former president is in russia and he has said he will hold a press conference there this friday. >> ryan joins us live on the phone from kiev. he was not getting -- chances are the reforms he will have to push through parliament for ukraine to get international aid will be painful. what will that mean for the ukrainian people? >> it is going to be tough. the imf would like to see natural gas tariffs for example. people use natural gas here for almost everything. the big issue would be eating. ago -20ust two weeks degrees celsius here and heating would go up by even more. another painful thing would be the currency. it normally trades at about eight to the dollar and has already fallen to 11 and a half. it hit, up to about 10.7. the imf would ike to see even less support. subsidies, social spending and budgets will get cut bac
is in the ukrainian capital kiev. >> reporter: tonight, ukraine's opposition leaders chose independence square, the center of the revolution, to introduce the country's new government. to booing from some of the crowd. parliament must ratify the new ministers tomorrow, but for some there were too many familiar faces on stage. katerina is a 27-year-old teacher. >> people are angry. especially these days, people are very angry. >> reporter: ukraine's ousted president, viktor yanukovych, fled the capital five days ago, following a week of violence in which 80 protesters were killed. now, the country is trying to move forward, but it won't be easy. ukraine is almost bankrupt. it needs $35 billion over the next two years. so far, russia has refused to recognize the country's new leaders, and president putin's decision to put russian troops on ukraine's border has raised fears that russia will try to intervene in ukraine's politics. in the crimea region in the south of the country, also home to a large russian naval base, clashes broke out. crimea is not russia, one group chanted. at least one prote
always ignored kiev so it's something kiev now has to worry about. >> and in ukraine, itself, and ukraine proper, outside of crimea, there is a question about security forces and the strength of security forces in the country. >> that's right. in kiev, it's actually rather astonishing. in the city of kiev, it's all being pat trolled by a civil defense force, by an opposition civil defense force. wisaw today the official -- we saw today the officials in kiev, the operating government, as it were, disband. those are theright police. these are the guys that are blamed for the terrible violence last week that killed dozens of civilian protesters in and around independence square at the height of the fighting. there is a lot of healing to do as well. but, you know, when you start disbanding forces like this, when you start changing things, you can create a little bit of uneasiness, unrest and what they don't want is a vacuum. they also don't want anyone having power that shouldn't have you ever have power. it's a tricky time for new officials. there is no official government in plates. there
in kiev. any military action would be a grave speak. ukraine's parliament decided whether to approve the interim government. they were announced in kiev. tim friend is in kiev. >> in a freezing independence square, the politicians would be forced to consult the people who believe they have achieved a resolution in ukraine. for those pitching to be part, this is more than symbolic. some cheers and a few cheers for the leader of yulia tymoschenko fathership party. >> translation: it's sufficient. people are united, together. the most important thing is they are engaged in the process of decision making. >> translation: we believe that maydan fulfilled his role. may dan is not going home tore dissolving. we have to stand for what we want. they act according to our wishes. that's how we get the future we want. >> if anyone thought following the political demise of viktor yanukovych, they could afford to ignore the views of the people in the square, they'd be playing a dangerous game. suspicion and distrust with the political class in ukraine is rampant. the public needs to be reassured t
this year. >>> and to update you with more about the ukraine where protest leaders named the former economy minister to head the new government following the overthrow of the president. and as michelle caruso-cabrera explains from kiev, formation of a new government is a key to stabilizing the country's finances. >> reporter: thousands of ukrainance have returned to the square tonight called here by the acting leadership of the country so they can be consulted by a list of names for proposed new government. forming a new government is the next crucial step for the country because it needs to begin negotiating a massive financial bailout as much as $35 billion. the multinational lenders say they need someone to negotiate with. this all occurs as the country's currency continues to weaken due to fears about the economy and also amid rising tensions with russia. today, a massive protest in crimea in the southern part of ukraine raising concerns about whether or not the country is drifting toward a civil war, and also as russian leader vladimir putin ordered his troops from the western part of
of ukraine. no need to. the drills were in the nearest region. and the message to the new government in kiev was clear: don't mess with russia in kiev, they gathered in the central square, scene of three months of protest to talk about the new government, a new future. but here in crimea, the trouble has only just begun. >> woodruff: to help us understand all of today's developments, we turn to: fiona hill, director of the center on the united states and europe at the brookings institution. her latest book is "mr. putin: operative in the kremlin." and nadia diuk, she's spent decades studying and visiting ukraine, and is a vice president at the national endowment for democracy. we welcome you both to the program, nadia diuk, giving these divisions we are seeing in this report and hearing about elsewhere, can this country hold together ukraine? >> i think what we saw in the film was basically about country$qah. i think the government being put together in kiev right now really is trying to address the issue of unity. there are people who have been brought into this line-up that would be voted
in the ukrainian capital of kiev. the temporary government in ukraine has announced a slate of nominees for a new *unity government, aligned with the european union. and the united states warned russia against any military intervention to bring ukraine back into russia's orbit. the governor of arizona has vetoed a controversial bill that would protect businesses who denied services to gay and lesbian customers based on the owner's religious beliefs. governor jan brewer spent yesterday meeting with supporters and opponents of the bill before rejecting the law. she says the bill was "broadly worded" and would have brought negative consequences to the state. >> to as a perverse i understand that long-held norms are being challenged as never before. but i sincerely believe that the senate bill proposed has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. >>brewers decision was greeted by cheers from gay rights advocates who fought the bill, saying it was discrimination. supporters argued the bill was a religious freedom issue. the measure would have automatically become law saturday,
. the ukrainian all. in kiev ukraine's need for weston interim leaders are trying to put it this time symbols of the big c on the credit regime. the latest to carry the infamous decades secrets police blamed the deaths of many protests is during demonstrations in the capsule into the last three months. the government also it faces the threat of bankruptcy with his current seat for him to wreck with toys and even gnawing feeling in your ears of corn debt repayments june. in response it's sad to announce a new covenant by the end of the week. presidents signed a bill that proves the independence of the judiciary. these hours after parliament approved a watered down version of a controversial law that makes it easier to shut down internet websites. he told the context of a widening rock prog targeting the governments of rich that i appeared along the renewed pressure on ninety one. mrs miles into the streets of istanbul once again. the nine seat of government monitors ended the week of looks and sounds and has spurred on by the recent video to adelaide to take the minister instructed his son to
the discrimination of gays. >> power plays. crowds return to kiev where leaders propose new leadership for ukraine. >>> disqualified, more than 600 soldiers removed from away the army calls positions of trust, including sexual assault. >>> hidden billions, a swiss bank accused of helping americans hide their money from the u.s. >>> and a galactic surprise, several new planets, which could potentially sustain new life. >> we begin tonight with breaking news out of arizona, governor jan brewer has just vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religion beliefs. here is what the governor said just minutes ago. >> after weighing all the arguments i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. to the supporters of this legislation i want you to know that i understand that long held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. however, i sincerely believe that senate bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. i could divide in arizon
-russian government has taken control of government buildings. ryan is in kiev. ukraine's new prime minister. what did he have to say? he is an interesting one. the parliament here has just voted in a new government. the job of which will be twofold. and make the country sure that they are able to get enough money off of international creditors to pay the bills in the run-up to the election. they owe an awful lot of money come june. the u.s. has said that they will pony up $1 billion in the form of loan guarantees. clearly, they are under pressure. country's newhe prime and asked he think he can pull it off. >> we will do everything. we have enough focus and if we get the financial support from the united states, from the european union and the imf, we will do it. what he is not so certain about is how this will reflect on him. he is quite certain that no matter what happens, he will least as this country's popular prime minister ever because there are conditions that come with that money. maybe we should look at this as greece 2.0. >> what does the situation look like now? >> just before dawn, a grou
today. >> the gang that had flooded kiev with blood is gone. today, the ukraine has virtually no executive branch of government. expect tomerkel is call for a stronger european union today. the german chancellor arrived in london. she will address both houses up clement and have tea with the queen. and a new video of justin bieber being released shows him walking and steadily during a separate a test at a police station in miami in january. not guilty to driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and driving with an invalid license. hello, welcome to "countdown." i'm mark barton. >> i'm anna edwards. credit suisse testified on the bank's role, insisting misconduct was limited to a handful of employees. our international correspondent hans nichols has the details from berlin. toughgan faced a audience, a skeptical audience, but nearly a ritual to these hearings, the challenge for any bank ceos to be contrite, admit some mistakes, but not give anything away that would get them into trouble with their shareholders. a fine line walked yesterday, and on this key point he kept g
. >> power plays. crowds return to kiev where leaders propose new leadership for ukraine.
in ukraine have also called in the russian -- in kiev and they have issued him a demag about what's going on as well. interestingly the information barbara starr has the u.s. right now says it only sees russia's military exercises "within the normal range." it does notd see any of the kind of massive planning russia would have to do in terms of planning and logistics and securing air and land and rail and road corridors to incur into ukraine. of course the russians are saying they will not intervene militarily. where does this leave everybody? still a very tense crisis in the ukraine. and what we're hearing from people who have been actually mediating and certainly were at the beginning of this crisis the number one russia along with the u.s. and the uk does have a treaty not to interfere, basically respecting ukraine's borders and its independence. and also the interim government is being urged to reach out to the ethnically russian parts of ukraine and to make sure that the new ukraine is one for all ukrainians including those who have russian ethnicity, including those in the crimea. s
between russia and ukraine. russian history begins in kiev, not in moscow. >> rose: how is that? >> long story but prince princed kings begin in kiev, and religion has the root roots in v as well. and certainly, vladimir putin, as a state builder, and somebody who wants to reassert to some extent what he calls awe uration union. >> rose: a uration union. >> that would include belarus and parse of central asia, and so on-- that the core of that is russia ukraine. and yet within ukraine, you have until some days ago, yae, who was loyal to moscow. you have the western part of ukraine which speaks ukrainian and leans towards the european union. you have the eastern part of ukraine that speaks russian predominantly, and leans towards moscow, and the crimea which leaps towards russia as well. there are all kinds of divisions here. what i would say is yanukovich was awful. on the other hand, he was democratically elected. and he was overthrown in the streets. he murder dozens of his open people. >> rose: during the protests. >> absolutely. he was as corrupt as corrupt could be. we are now in th
for support. on wednesday, rifle demonstrators clashed. pro-moscow and pro-kiev supporters split over the future direction of the country. today in parliament, urgent discussions took place about separatist forces in ukraine. outside protest oers still determined to have their voices heard. yet even as the politicians tried to finalize a new government here, they are struggling to keep the country together. >>> we've got a flavor in duncan's report of the tensions in crimea. that's just focus there for a moment. that is where a group of armed men seized official buildings, raised the russian flag as well. two people killed in the process. here's the map. you can see crimea there on the black sea. it's home to the russian black sea fleet, which has a 25-year lease to use the port there. now, this is of course strategically and extremely important and sensitive spot. our correspondent mark lowen is there. >> reporter: the russian flag flies above the crimean parliament here. we understand overnight about 50 unidentified armed gunmen forced their way inside the parliament building, past
ukraine just a few days following the fall of kiev. also, afp news agency reports a russian war ship is docked in havana, cube yachlt ha. this is prompting a blunt warning from john kerry. he says any military intervention in ukraine would be a grave mistake. secretary kerry spoke to nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> we're hoping that russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east-west, russia-united states. this is not rocky iv. believe me. we don't see that way. >> now that east-west divide led to classes wednesday in ukraine. at issue, those who want ukraine closer to europe and those who are pro russia. >>> there is a word this morning that the nutritional panels that appear on all the foods that we buy are about to get a makeover. to i did michelle obama along with the head of the fda will announce proposed updates to the label as part of the first lady's push to help americans make healthier choices. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with details. what kind o
. in an area bordering ukraine, just a few days following the fall of kiev. also, the french news agency afp reports a russian warship is docked in havana, cuba. putin's show of military bravado is forcing a warning from john kerry. he said any military intervention in ukraine would be a grave mistake. he spoke to andrea mitchells. >> we're hoping that russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east/west, russia/united states. this is not rocky 4, believe me. we don't see it that way. >> well, that east/west divide did lead to clashes wednesday in the south of ukraine in the crimea region. nbc news learned exclusive details about an fbi informant planted inside of al qaeda. according to numerous sources, the fbi had a mole who actually met osama bin laden eight years before the september 11th attacks. and this mole knew bin laden planned to finance terror plots, but the bureau opted not to disclose that information to the 9/11 commission. the informant acted as a, quote, driver and confidant for the man wh
here change what someone thinks about or feels in kiev, ukraine, for example? >> if the united states economy grows at a very strong rate, over 3%, new jobs are being created here, new businesses, a lot of that will translate into economic activity in the rest of the world. and i think tat what you're talking about is countries like the, egypt, 40% unemployment among young people. that is tremendous number. they have no jobs. if they have no jobs they're sitting there getting angry. when they get angry they will start shooting and hitting somebody. i'm suggesting if the united states doesn't do whatever it needs to do get its economy back up to the postwar level, we'll end up with boots on the ground somewhere else in the world as the fires start burning again. jenna: you mentioned egypt with its high youth unemployment. if you look at places like spain, youth unemployment is over 50%. it is over 25% in france. even here at home, youth unemployment is above 13%. these are really high numbers. i guess the question becomes, dan, what do you do to change that and what, is there one thing
. ukraine's foreign ministry has summoned the russian envoy in kiev and has requested immediate consultations with moscow developments followed out of their prudence demands for combat readiness drill of the russian ministry purcell ferguson the store. less than supportive weekend stays in place that only speak russian sprint and his own bullets hopefully mean you need to return to children. in nineteen nineteen divisions on wednesday. the statistical started to dance in the christian teaching russian afforded me the tree makes a silly sister hundred and fifty thousand treats in the face and sprinkled some encountered ninety nine school was the bangkok meeting shifts the ticket checking the treats rating is included threats to national security. the government would agree with cold on trips from the wisdom in which the district incidentally the units have been deployed there. it would be good. russia's defence ministry says the chills unrelated to get them into ukraine. she has yet to comment immediately excellence is carrying signs that russia is questioning the only case in uk
a clear message that they want to be part of the new ukraine, part of what is happening in the rest of the country and kiev, and support the new government that is at the moment forming. they support that, the revolution, let's call it that. >> down here there are large numbers - in fact, a majority of people that would describe themselves as pro-russian. ethnically russian or russian speakers. a lot of them sympathise with moscow. they are concerned about what happens at kiev, and those politically active have made their presence felt. i have seen a number of guys standing around waving flags and supportive of this take over of the regional government buildings here. >> that report from crimea. >> meanwhile ukraine's acting president called for calm in the crimea, describing protesters as criminals in military fatigues. the comments were made to parliament where politicians are voting to form a government. oleksandr turchynov warned russia against intervening, saying it would regard movements by its military was an act of aggression. let's go to rory challands in moscow. we are hea
from the capital kiev. as tensions simmer russia has placed troop some of the implementing measures to increase security russia's black sea fleet based in the area the unveiling of ukraine's new government's nominees got a mixed reception in may down on wednesday. ah seine epsom oaks and here on the rights was presented as prime minister designate and promptly received a chorus of boos. many in the crowd simply don't want a return of the old gods would again im eyeing the old noisy la woody in the money that isn't a single all the gunk all anyone who's worked in the attic of its government oh anyone looking for political credits and this new government. we've never had the government like this in our history. and i can tell you the destiny of this cabinet of ministers that political kamikaze zz to put it to keep them across citizens of may dun want to see a government that reflects the political will they fall fall. many of the time and suppress the change until the scientists find the twisting it to control them and if announcing that job really dislike the ones the fall. scientist
'donnell. ukraine finds itself in the middle of a tug-of-war between east and west. today, the u.s. repeated a warning to russia to stay out. in kiev, a new government pledged to keep the country together just days after the president was toppled. but there was an ominous development in crimea, a region once part of russia. protesters demanded to be reunited with russia, which happens to be where the ousted president, viktor yanukovych, is staying. and now he plans a news conference for tomorrow. clarissa ward is in kiev tonight. good evening, clarissa. >> reporter: good evening, norah. well, tonight, the crisis in ukraine is entering a new and dangerous stage with russia flecking its military muscle and announcing it has given refuge to this country's fugitive former president. this morning, it was russia's flag, not ukraine's, that was hoisted up over crimea's parliament. masked gunmen in uniform had seizedly the billions overnight and barricaded themselves inside, raising the prospect of a separatist rebellion in this divided region. demonstrators chanted, "russia." 60% of crimea's reside
military drills. moscow says the exercises are not related to what is happening in kiev. the u.s. told russia any military action would be a grave mistake. ukraine's parliament will decide whether to approve the new interim government. they were announced that the main protest camp - that they are civic activists rather than veteran politicians. >> in a freezing independence square politicians have been forced to consult the people who believed they achieved the resolution. for those pitching to be part of the administration, this is more than symbolic. top of the least, the p.m. some cheers for oleksandr turchynov's father land party. >> translation: people are united, together. the important thing is that they feel they are engaged in the process of decision making. >> we believe that maydan fulfilled its role. peel have to defend its interests. maydan is not going home. we have to stand for what we want and demand from power that they act. that's how we'll get the future we want. >> if anyone thought following the political demise of the president, they could avoid the views of peo
are hearing today from ukraine's former president, viktor yanukovych. russian sources says he still considers himself to be the leader. where the government is ensureig his safety, local government buildings in crimea. in kiev, the ukrainian parliament approved the interim government, nick shifrin, this is fascinating to me. we know the opposition there in independence square. taking over the government, formed the coalition government, then we have the opposition government forming in crimea. about. >> yes, the opposition to the opposition, so to speak, tony. as you said, there is a new government in parliament about a thousand feet behind me, independence square, about 6,000 miles from here a huge concern. crimea never wanted to be part of the independent ukraine, after it became independent after the soviet union separated, it is expected they will have a push back, everybody here looks to the west and europe. a huge concern here, from this government, that crimea threatens the new government, and a hues concern from the u.s. not to do any saber-rattling. right here from kiev, i want to sh
in kiev the sixty three year old is now wanted in ukraine on charges of mass murder. people in some parts of japan have put on a face put on face mask to protect themselves from the blanket of white fog layer contains hazardous particles called pm two point five. scientists say it came across the sea from china. officials with ten local governments have issued advisories local comic con has the details the stadium downtown. that caused the cbo the city seal meat sla. the multiple instance exceed its country's environmental standards for the first time. what do you know this motor show and it's one of the most. simply if you are worried about my health. it's unusual to create such a bad error in the city. she also did not forbid not. children the playground. government standards said the practical limit and an average of seventy micrograms per day in many parts of japan some level exceed it. officials in and take pictures instead of five series ford said resist to not go outside unless necessary. and to the frame on the carousel to access times. now snow ecj for environmental studies. thi
parliament members in the ukraine form a coalition, there is some of that in kiev. not do that last weekend but best buy just reported results, revenue up $14.5 billion. this is above what they wanted, $7 billion, and the share was one dollar higher -- >> is is curious because sales were disappointed, coming in at eight percent for best buy. they expected them in the mid-single digits. this was about competing with amazon. that is what they had to do, compete with amazon on price. >> it is reasonable that total revenue will be slightly negative in the first half of the fiscal year. let's look at the headlines, rbs reporting the biggest yearly loss since the bailout. they launched billions of dollars worth of legal costs and impairments last year. they were bailed out by the government in 2008. a drop in holiday sales affects sears, posting a loss of $358 million. sales dropped in lines with -- in line with analysts estimates. this is after online operations and a rewards program failed to produce sales. berkshire hathaway will report a record annual profit, this was worth at least $18 billi
and not europe. assia, meanwhile, is running second day military exercises near the ukraine border. the rest of the secretary of state was in kiev on wednesday to play support for the new government. >> the first up is the formation of a new government. sit downortunity to with that new government and identify the plans of the new ukrainian government, their diagnosis of the problem, and then identify specifically what we can do to help. >> lawmakers in ukraine unveiled an interim government wednesday to be led by prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk. he is a leader who topped u.s. diplomat victory and clearly favors an elite phone call released before's >> i think he is the economic experience, the governing experience. >> in venezuela, five intelligence agents have been arrested for the shooting deaths of protesters amidst violent antigovernment protests that have killed at least 16 people. three other agents and six police officers were arrested on monday. on wednesday, president nicolas maduro held a national peace conference aimed at quelling the crisis, but the opposition did not
in ukraine's crimea region. police arrested in riot gear trying to keep the peace. these scenes seem familiar, don't they? pro-russian demonstrations took over a town square much like what we've seen in kiev. the protesters stormed into the local parliament building. the rising tensions spark fears that the mainly russian-speaking east and south will not acknowledge interim authorities. meanwhile ukraine's state prosecutor's said an international warrant has been issued for ousted president yanukovych. he is wanted in the deaths of 82 people, mainly protesters who were killed last week in the bloodiest crackdown and violence in ukraine's post-soviet history. yanukovych was reportedly last seen we're now hearing in moscow. bill: martha, i want to look at region here now. ukraine obviously an area of concern we've watched for some time. if you advance it one graphic we can show you why there is so much concern about the possibility of a country being, well, split in two. eastern ukraine and western ukraine. what vladmir putin would love to have is access to the waterways down here in the black
to occupy the parliament building in southern ukraine truth is this approach is that recounts looking to protect the release of ultra not chasing kiev. their idea no extra shine over. these other was a big needle and some boss a debt to china. i found it to four months achilles are accused of being modest
from there for a referendum on gaining greater independence from kiev. this as russian fighter jets take part in combat readiness exercises near ukraine's border. but nato secretary-general played down the significance of this. >> the russians informed us about this exercise, and the russians have made clear that this exercise has nothing to do with ongoing events in ukraine. >> reporter: white house warned russia against, quote, provocative actions, and in a twist to the story, ukraine's fugitive president viktor yanukovych issued a statement saying he's getting protection from russia. a news agency in moscow says he'll give a press conference in the southern city tomorrow. as the interim government is put together in kiev, the new prime minister says $37 billion in credit went missing under yanukovych and 70 billion left the country, much of it into offshore accounts in the last three years. >> translator: i want to report to you that the state treasury in ukraine was robbed and is empty. i will not promise an improvement, not today, not tomorrow. our main task is to stabilize the
holding military exercises near the ukraine border. phil black is near kiev. it's been several days since the president was ousted. is there a sense that the crisis is getting worse? >> reporter: certainly in the southern region and to the east of this court, the part of the country that has close ties to russia, yes. we're seeing clear outbreaks. a lot of unhappiness about the events that are taking place at the capital. number one, it's the ongoing standoff at the parliament building in crimea. people are stormed the building, taking control, refusing to negotiate and refusing to acknowledge the local authorities. and at the same time, not yet declaring precisely what their intention is, what they hope to achieve by doing this. all we know is that they are heavily armed and they are not negotiating, carol. >> and just a question for you about u.s. involvement, do the people of ukraine want the u.s. to get more involved? >> reporter: the people of the ukraine, particularly those in the capital, those in the west, those who very much support the changes, the political changes that have be
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